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    Heres my 79

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    shameless

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    Heres my 79

    Post  shameless on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:38 am

    bought her for $650, had to put a new carb on her. its a 79 F-150, 4x4, 351m, auto Crying or Very sad
    the hood was camo like the rest of her but we sanded it and primered, I just havent got to the rest of it yet.
    built the lightbar in my shop with my brother. then mounted the light on it. so far thats about as far as I've gotten. lol






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    Darkside Dave
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  Darkside Dave on Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:59 am

    Hi Seth,

    Did you get you engine problem worked out yet?

    Haven't seen you for a while.

    Yesterday I drove the Scoobygator for the first time about 1000 feet on the road out front. Coludnt do too much because it needs lube in tranny, brake work and the carb is really giving me a fit.

    Later Man...


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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  shameless on Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:50 pm

    yeah the carb wasnt big enough for the truck, put a 4 br. on it and it drove great right off the bat. lol
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  havi on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:08 pm

    Nice to see another '79 on the road! I cut my teeth on these for several years. Must not be a stock intake then, if you put a 4bbl carb on, but there are little tricks to wake those engines up. have fun!
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  shameless on Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:47 pm

    havi wrote:Nice to see another '79 on the road! I cut my teeth on these for several years. Must not be a stock intake then

    Havi, its good to see you over here, small world. I'm on the FTE forum and the foxbirds forum too. lol

    Its a 2 br. intake, with a Mr. Gasket 2-4br. adapter. and an edlebrock carb I got from my uncle, I personaly dont care for edlebrock, bbut hey, it'll work for now. lol I learned to drive in a 77 F-350 custom with a 400ci. 4 speed. loved that truck, so I went and bought another dentside. lol
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  55f350 on Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:06 am

    hmmm throw me the keys and show me a DEEEEEP mud pit someone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bout two months ago had and parted a 2 wheel drive light green one of 79 vintage . wasn't hard at all to get rid of damn near all of it as they're a pretty popular body round here if you can find a good one . years ago had ( 86 /87 ) a 79 two wheel drive 1/2 ton ranger xlt , burnt orange mettalic brown interior , pretty heavily optioned , dual tanks , 460 4 speed , that i purchased and used to pull the dirt cars around . like to have it back now . traded it in for a new one ......... can we say dumb a-- ???????????
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  shameless on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:13 am

    Thats exactly why I'm going older, I know how to work on these trucks, In my opinion, their (older trucks) tougher than any new one, and they will still turn a head quicker all camo'd up than a brand new truck with 20'' rims and all the bells and whistles! Gotta love that!

    Not to mention, thier easy to fix up and make them look mean!
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    Re: Heres my 79

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:22 am

    shameless wrote:yeah the carb wasnt big enough for the truck, put a 4 br. on it and it drove great right off the bat. lol

    glad to hear you got it going and solved your problem.

    Now you need to find a good aluminum 4V intake and get ridof that restricting adapter. BTW, there are bigger CFM 2V Holley carbs that will feed that engine better than the 4V you have on it.

    Bring it around sometime.

    Later Man...


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